Theatre Arts Announces Fall 2018 Season

By Staff, September 26, 2018
Mainstage lineup features “Twelfth Night” and “Ragtime.”

Ithaca College Theatre Arts fall 2018 season includes a timeless Shakespearean comedy, a dazzling musical about the American dream, and a captivating dance concert.

The 2018 fall Mainstage season opens with William Shakespeares Twelfth Night Or, What You Will, followed by Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens and Terrence McNallys Ragtime and a dance concert choreographed by Ithaca College faculty. The Earl McCarrol Studio Theatre season features Nilo Cruzs A Bicycle Country, Lindsey Ferrentinos Ugly Lies the Bone and Sarah Gubbins The Kid Thing.

We wanted to create a season full of diversity, innovation, and challenge, said Steve TenEyck, professor of theatre arts. Student growth is at the center of our program and we wanted the fall 2018 season to reflect that.

Sail into the world of Illyria in Twelfth Night on October 2-13, as Viola and Sebastian explore and redefine the rules of gender, identity and love in this modern adaptation of the classic comedy directed by professor of theatre arts Catherine Weidner.

From October 30-November 10, take a glance into early 20th century America and follow the lives of the privileged and the disadvantaged as they discover the complexities behind the American dream in Ragtime. Eric Jordan Young 93, who played Booker T. Washington in the 2009 Broadway revival of the musical, returns to Ithaca to direct.

Experience original choreography by Ithaca College faculty at a special dance concert. Assistant professor Michael Blake, instructor Amy O’Brien and assistant professor Aimee Rials will produce mesmerizing dances and movement on stage from December 4-9.

Tickets are on sale now. Contact the Ithaca College Theatre Arts Box Office at (607) 274-3224 or boxoffice@ithaca.edu.

Beyond the mainstage season, the Earl McCarroll Studio Theatre highlights faculty and student-directed works throughout the semester. Theatre studies student Alisar Awwad ’19 will direct Nilo Cruz’s “A Bicycle Country” and Alexa Pichiarallo ’19 will direct Lindsey Ferrentino’s “Ugly Lies the Bone.” Associate professor of theatre arts Cynthia Henderson will direct Sarah Gubbins’ “The Kid Thing.” Tickets are $5. Contact studio2@ithaca.edu to reserve tickets.

A nationally recognized professional theatre-training program, the Department of Theatre Arts attracts students from across the globe. Throughout the year, undergraduate students present all aspects of theatre in a professional model.

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The Department of Theatre Arts proudly accommodates all patrons. Individuals with special needs are asked to contact (607) 274-3224 or email mblau@ithaca.edu to request accommodations as soon as possible.